Hi Bubble community,
Privacy Rules are important for keeping your app’s data private, but they are often overlooked, especially by new users. That’s why we’re introducing a few subtle “nudges” in the product to help users find a good starting point for the Privacy Rules for their data types.
These nudges include the following:
- In the Data Types and Privacy sub-tabs under Data, you’ll now see a small visual cue for whether the type has privacy rules applied or if it’s publicly visible (example):
- When creating a new data type, you’ll see a new checkbox that asks whether you want it to be public or private. If you choose private, the data type will be created with 1 privacy rule that allows the creator of that thing to see it, but everybody else won’t have access to those things (this can be changed to your desire later, of course)
- Soon, all new apps will be created with a default privacy rule on the User data type such that only that user can see their own thing (though this can also be changed later)
[5/20/2021 update: the default is now unchecked, ie public]
Because of these changes, the old Settings toggle to make data type private by default will no longer be an option. Any apps that had this turned on will continue to have it in effect and will continue to see the checkbox in Settings, but if they uncheck the setting, they will no longer have the option to turn it back on. We hope this will help guide Bubble apps to stronger data privacy settings!